Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Royal Albatross | Unique and Romantic Dinner Cruise Experience (Promo Code: Mons2)

Royal Albatross has always been on my bucket list for a romantic dinner date with my boyfriend ever since I found out about the attraction. If you don't really fancy formal candlelit dinner but still prefer a sweet and unique experience with your other half (just like me), Royal Albatross's Sunset Sail City Lights will be a great alternative to celebrate your special day together. Perhaps a good opportunity to pop the question too? Better make sure it's a yes, otherwise you'll be stuck on board with nowhere to run.

Before your romantic dinner, you can even bring your date around Sentosa for a full day of leisure and fun, good idea isn't it?

Known for one of Singapore's top attraction, Royal Albatross is a stunning 47m 4-masted 22 sail super yacht that is an excellent choice for hosting private events, corporate functions, birthday celebration and even surprise proposal parties. The ship also resembles an old-world pirate ship in its modern form, don't you feel like being in a Pirates of the Caribbean movie?

After embarkation, the ship sailed around Sentosa Island, St John's Island and towards the Marina Bay before turning back to Sentosa, with the whole journey taking about 2.5 hours.

Forget about wearing any fancy shoes to show it off during your dinner, because they will have to be removed prior to boarding the ship. I left my shoes in a cabinet at the docking area and received a number tag to retrieve them after the dinner.

Surprisingly, there wasn't a slightest discomfort in being shoeless on the ship as the floors were made of a special marine cork material that is soft and comfortable. It also minimises any chances of slipping during wet weather. In case you are concerned, shelters will be provided if it really rains (hopefully it won't!).

If you're thinking about hosting a private party with your friends, the Grand Salon has the perfect posh and luxurious ambience to fit your needs. As grand as the name sounds, we were really impressed with the venue, no wonder Royal Albatross is known for being the largest luxury charter yacht for celebrations.

Private guest cabins are also available for overnight charter, adding a whole new level to your staycation experience with your partner. Imagine sailing out to the calm oceans to view the starry night with no disturbance from anyone else, how romantic and peaceful.

If you wish to experience staying in the guest cabin without chartering the ship overnight, special private dining arrangements can be made instead. There is also a customisable ambiance mood lighting within the cabin, making your dinner more romantic than ever.

I was told that requests can be made to dine at the Grand Salon instead. While the luxurious setting and indoor comforts made me considered about it, I changed my mind realising that I wouldn't be able to enjoy the scenic views. We were ushered to our table on the foreward upper deck shortly after, where we could enjoy our dinner with a breathtaking view.

Add ons such as Mast climb and taking the helm can also be arranged in advance if you are up for a new challenge. There are two different types of dinner packages available.

Gold - Dinner Buffet (Free seating at the Grand Salon) 
$165/ $125 (Adult/ Child)

Platinum - 3 Course Dinner & Welcome Drink (Upper Foredeck)
$195/145 (Adult/Child)

The Gold package is more recommended for those who prefer a causal but unique dining experience whereas the Platinum package is more suited for couples who are looking for something more formal and romantic. 

We were definitely not short of entertainment as we enjoyed the cruise accompanied with live acoustic/ Jazz music. You can even request for songs or even dedicate a song to that special someone.

Sunset Sail City Lights Menu (Platinum)

The welcome drink was quite interesting, it tasted sweet and salty with a splash of caramel popcorn flavour.

While the food was amazing, I have to admit that the portion was not exactly sufficient for my monstrous appetite. Some girls may find this portion perfect, so it really depends on individuals. Well, I guess you might not want to fill your tummy to a 100% just in case of any seasickness. Special mentions to the French chicken roulade and buttery mashed potato! I was pleasantly surprised as I expected myself to enjoy the beef or seafood more. The chicken was so smooth and tender like it was almost gliding down my throat. The rest of the dishes were seasoned really well, not too overpowering or salty. I'm almost salivating as I'm going through this post right now. Not even kidding.

Dessert was a combination of sweet and sour. It was definitely a treat for me as I savour the treats while enjoying the city night view with a cool breeze. There were seats placed along the side of the ship for us to enjoy the cruise in a different way. As underwhelming as it may seem, I was pleasantly surprised that it was actually really enjoyable to chill and enjoy the scenery, especially when you're beside your loved one. 

Get your cameras ready as the ship sails past Sentosa Island where you can enjoy a glimpse of the spectacular outdoor night show - Wings of Time.

This experience was truly an unforgettable one, and I am really glad to be able to tick this off my bucket list. For couples who are looking for something more adventurous yet romantic instead of the usual movie/ restaurant dates, this will be a excellent choice. For guys who wish to impress your girlfriends, surprise her with a romantic date at Royal Albatross. Just ensure that the both of you are not prone to seasickness, or just pop some medication beforehand if you really have to.

It is surely worth considering if you want to enjoy an experience that is not found elsewhere in Singapore.

Quote MONS2 to enjoy a pair of Platinum ticket to Royal Albatross
Sunset Sail City Lights at $360 only!
(U.P $390)

Valid till: 30th September 2018

P.S. This was a media invite but all opinions are my own.

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